May is National Foster Care Month

By Meagan Sprague, Resource Family Program Manager Every year, throughout the month of May we celebrate National Foster Care Month. Currently, in the state of Maine, there are roughly 2,526 children in state custody. When a child cannot be kept safely in their own...

You, Your Business, Your Community—Making a Difference

By Rana O’Connor, Treatment Foster Care Recruitment Supervisor, Spurwink The community can truly make a difference for children in care. Some businesses display portraits of children awaiting an adoptive family to help draw attention to the need for foster families....
How Long is My Child Contagious?

How Long is My Child Contagious?

By Alison Kopelman, M.D., I.B.C.L.C., F.A.A.P., F.M.A.A.P How long is my child contagious? This is a question frequently asked by doctors, families, and daycare providers alike. Here’s the answer – for most illnesses, we don’t know because there is no definitive...
Holidays and Kids in Care

Holidays and Kids in Care

By Meagan Sprague, Resource Family Program Manager at Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine The holidays are fast approaching and as exciting as they can be for most, they can also bring up many emotions, especially for a child in care. Holidays are a time for...
Keep the holiday season healthy, safe and secure

Keep the holiday season healthy, safe and secure

During the holiday season, many people do not want their thoughts to stray to anything unpleasant. Although celebrating may be the primary goal come the holiday season, individuals and families also should devote some attention to keeping the holidays safe. Just...